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The Happytime Murders – Jamie Foxx may star in the R rated puppet movie



The Happytime Murders has been in development for a long time. I first posted the news back in 2010 when Cameron Diaz was attached to star in The Jim Henson Co film.

Time rolled on, and casting changed. Then it seemed to go quiet. Then last year came news that it was back on.

In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, “The Happytime Murders.”

Now Deadline have the news that Jamie Foxx is in early negotiations to join the film, which is planned to be R rated. Foxx would be playing the human detective partnered with a puppet detective.

I hope it does end up getting made as it is a great concept, a slight twist on Roger Rabbit, and it would be great to see what they do with it.



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